Incheon is the second largest port city in Korea and was a major gateway for commercial and cultural exchanges in the later part of the 19th century. It is home to Incheon International Airport, and is also the venue for some of Korea's leading music festivals and concerts. As such, Incheon is rapidly developing into a city of modern culture.
Incheon is a major domestic and international transport hub for Korea. /Incheon International Airport is South Korea's primary international airport while sea port is the second largest port in Korea after Busan's sea port. Incheon Bus Terminal is the busiest bus station in Incheon and offers express bus transportation to all parts of Korea.
The Incheon Subway has two subway lines serving the city. The first line connects to the Seoul Metropolitan Subway system at Bupyeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), and AREX line at Gyeyang Station. It connects International Business District Station in Songdo to Gyeyang Station.
Incheon International Airport is one of the main transport hubs of Northeast Asia. It houses the Korean Culture Museum, Traditional Culture Experience Zone, Traditional Craft Gallery, and Arrival Hall Culture Street, providing domestic and international tourists with opportunities to appreciate the richness of Korean arts and culture.
Also known as Wŏlmi-do, Wolmido Island is located almost one kilometer off the coast of South Korea near Incheon. Due to its close proximity to Seoul and easy availability of convenient transportation modes, it is thronged by visitors throughout the year. The Culture Street starts with Doodle Pillar, and continues onward to Meeting Square, Arts Square, Performance Square, Good Harvest Square and several other notable highlights. "Play Hill” is a must-visit attraction here.
Eurwangni Beach is located southwest of Yongyudo Island near Incheon International Airport. With a gentle slant and an average depth of only 1.5 meters and beautiful white sand, this beach is crowded with tourists all year round.
Ganghwa Island is the fifth largest island in Korea and is located in the West Sea. It is composed of 11 inhabited islands and 17 uninhabited islands, and its beaches are 99 km long. Recently with the creation of the Ganghwa Bridge, the island has become more like the mainland.
Jeondeungsa Temple contains significant architectural works, including the main building Daeungbojeon. Decorated with delicate carvings, it is a superlative example of the architecture of the mid-Joseon Dynasty.